Brooklyn Detective Allegedly Fabricated Confessions

Wasn't too creative about it either


Continuing its look into the work of Louis Scarcella, the former Brooklyn detective whose cases are currently under review by the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, The New York Times noticed a disturbing trend: Many of the confessions he took contain one or both of the phrases "you were right," and "I was there." Of course, those are pretty unsurprising words for someone confessing to a crime. The problem, say those who suspect Scarcella of fabricating confessions, is that they keep appearing in the same order in otherwise unrelated cases